digital PCR, cell & molecular biology
Father of Crystallography Dies
Father of Crystallography Dies
Jeffrey Denoncourt | Jun 17, 2013
Nobel Laureate Jerome Karle has passed away at age 94.
Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria
Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria
Sabrina Richards | Jun 16, 2013
The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Ed Yong | Jun 6, 2013
Some H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses could be one mutation away from spreading efficiently between humans.
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Ed Yong | Jun 4, 2013
Scientists discover gene behind an inherited muscle disorder by studying zebrafish embryos.
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Mice and ferrets are protected from several deadly viruses when genes encoding “broadly neutralizing antibodies” are delivered into their nasal passages.
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Mosquito Transmission Regulates Malaria Virulence
Dan Cossins | May 29, 2013
Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.
Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?
Inhibit Mitochondria to Live Longer?
Sabrina Richards | May 22, 2013
Researchers find that reducing mitochondrial protein production in some animals can increase lifespan by activating a protective stress response.
Macrophages Drive Regeneration
Macrophages Drive Regeneration
Edyta Zielinska | May 22, 2013
The activity of one type of immune cell helps regrow the limbs of amputated salamanders.
Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria
Vitamin C Slays TB Bacteria
Dan Cossins | May 21, 2013
The essential nutrient can kill drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by producing oxidative radicals that damage DNA.